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Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies {Thanksgiving Ideas}

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One of the recipes we made for our recent Sunflower Thanksgiving photo shoot for HGTV was Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. They were so delicious so I thought I’d share the recipe from Better Homes & Gardens that we used.

Pumpkin Spice Whoopies

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/3 cup butter, softened

1 package 2-layer-size spice cake mix

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 recipe Marshmallow-Spice Filling (see below)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil (grease foil, if using). In a large mixing bowl beat pumpkin and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add cake mix, eggs, and milk; beat on low speed until combined, and then on medium speed for 1 minute.

2. By the heaping tablespoon, drop mounds of batter 3 inches apart on cookie sheet; keep remaining batter chilled. Bake 15 minutes or until set and lightly browned around edges. Carefully remove from parchment or foil; cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, lining cooled cookie sheets each time with new parchment or foil. If desired, place cookies in a covered storage container with waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking. Store cookies at room temperature for 24 hours. Prepare Marshmallow-Spice Filling up to 2 hours before serving. Spread about 2-1/2 tablespoons filling on flat side of one cookie; top with a second cookie. Repeat. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours. Makes 15 whoopies.

Marshmallow Spiced Filling

1/2 cup softened butter

1  8 oz. package softened cream cheese

2 cups sifted powdered sugar

1/2  7 oz. jar marshmallow cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Up to 2 hours before serving, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar, marshmallow cream, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until well combined.

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November 8, 2011

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  1. I made pumpkin whoopie pies recently and absolutely loved them! Mine had cream cheese filling, but the marshmallow sounds delicious!


  2. Yum-Yum! Thank you for sharing!

  3. sue says:

    Oh I am just getting into these and love them. I also am falling in love with your site, so great!

  4. Michelle Martinez says:

    I just made these bad boys tonight! Very yummy. It says it makes 15 whoopies, but I was able to make about 30! In the picture above, they were made bigger. I made a small boo-boo and used all the marshmallow creme, ooops lol. Even though I did that, they still came out good. They were a little on the sweet side for me.

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